• Short Summary

    JAPANESE POLICE HAVE MOUNTED A HEAVY GUARD ON THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN TOKYO IN ANTICIPATION OF MORE STUDENT VIOLENCE DURING TOMORROW'S SO-CALLED "DRESS REHEARSAL" FOR WHAT THE STUDENTS SAY WILL BE THEIR "DECISIVE BATTLE" AGAINST PRIME MINISTER SATO.

  • Description

    JAPANESE POLICE HAVE MOUNTED A HEAVY GUARD ON THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN TOKYO IN ANTICIPATION OF MORE STUDENT VIOLENCE DURING TOMORROW'S SO-CALLED "DRESS REHEARSAL" FOR WHAT THE STUDENTS SAY WILL BE THEIR "DECISIVE BATTLE" AGAINST PRIME MINISTER SATO. THE STUDENTS HAVE THREATENED TO USE MACHINE GUNS AND PETROL BOMBS TO TRY AND STOP MR SATO GOING WASHINGTON NEXT MONTH FOR TALKS ON THE AMERICAN BASE AT OKINAWA.

    AS WELL AS A "DRESS REHEARSAL" FOR THE MAJOR DEMONSTRATION NEXT MONTH, TOMORROW'S EVENTS WILL ALSO BE THE START OF A CONCERTED STUDENT CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TALKS. POLICE HAVE DECIDED TO MOBILIZE A FORCE OF 25-THOUSAND MEN TOMORROW AND THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE SOME 300-THOUSAND STUDENTS ON THE STREETS.

    A 24-HOUR NATIONAL STRIKE HAS ALSO BEEN CALLED AND DEPARTMENT STORES HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY WILL CLOSE IN ANTICIPATION OF VIOLENCE.

    THE STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY ONE OF THEIR MAIN TARGETS, AND FOR SOME DAYS NOW, A HEAVY POLICE GUARD HAS BEEN MOUNTED, WITH HELMETED RIOT POLICE AND SHIELD-CARRYING OFFICERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA90E6OXY8CRLN4V2FGF818I9Z0
    Media URN:
    VLVA90E6OXY8CRLN4V2FGF818I9Z0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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